Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Whining sound when I accelerate and shift from gear to gear. 1992 Ford F150

asked by on

The noise is a whining sound that only occurs when I shift from gear to gear also when I accelerate. I had thought that this problem was my smog pump schreeching so I bought a belt that would bypass that pulley. Although it didn't eliminate the whining sound it eliminated screeching when starting the truck up. So I have been contemplating on what it was and I thought maybe my alternator bearing? I'm getting plenty of amperage so I can't tell if it is that until it goes out. So it's not my throw out bearing in my transmission because I don't have a 4wd. So maybe my starter dragging or what? I'm not totally sure. It's been acting weird when I start it though also maybe kinda sounds like a screeching and like it hesitates to start sometimes. So it could be the starter but I thought it disengages after you start the truck? Anyways thank you for the help!

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello - you may be ruling out the throwout bearingthen too quickly, since your first symptoms are the noise occurs when you shift. Try taking the belt off (so that no engine-driven accessories are turning), starting the engine, then press the clutch pedal. If it screeches then, it’s the throwout bearing or the pilot bearing. It is connected to the clutch, not the 4WD mechanism. For a bit of extra help, I would recommend you get this noise checked out by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Whining sound when I accelerate and shift from gear to gear. 1992 Ford F150

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine takes too long to warm up runs poor until it warms up.

There is only two possible causes of an engine running colder than it is supposed to. The fan clutch may be locked up and would cause a load on the engine and excessive airflow across the radiator not allowing the...

Q: Why the Fuel pump relay will not kick in using the key switch

Hello - The fuel pump power path includes the fuse, and the fuel pump relay (triggered by the ignition switch). The injectors are fired by the engine control module (PCM for Ford fans). There are 2 potentially separate issues here....

Q: Car won't shift out of 2nd gear and is at 4000 rpm at 25 mph. Hasn't had oil change in awhile and dirty trans fluid. 2002 Ford Taurus

Hi there - while you have lots of miles on your Taurus, it is a cheap investment to have a fluid/filter service and engine oil/filter service performed on your transmission. Should that not restore proper operation of the transmission, I...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.